Assistant, Associate, or Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
Engineering Science and Mechanics


The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) at The Pennsylvania State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the area of advanced scanning/transmission electron microscopy (S/TEM). All academic ranks will be considered (Assistant, Associate, or Professor). Candidates who enrich our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Engineering Science fosters a highly interdisciplinary environment, promoting collaborations across the engineering disciplines, materials sciences, mechanics, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biological sciences. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in advanced S/TEM with interests/applications in exploring new physics, materials science, physical/chemical processes, and the convergence of the materials and life Sciences. Areas of special interest include in-situ/environmental operando techniques; materials for quantum optics/computing; 2D materials; chemical catalysis; electrochemical charging; crystalline growth; phase transitions; and mechanical behavior. Candidates will have access to Penn State’s cutting-edge microscopes (Titan3 G2, Talos F200X, and the FEI Titan Krios cryo-TEM) in the Materials Research Institute and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ESM and offer new courses in the area of his/her expertise. Additional information about the position and department can be found at Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in an engineering science-related discipline, and track record of accomplishments in both research and teaching. Nominations and applications will be screened immediately and considered until the position is filled. Expected start date is August 2020. Applicants should submit, in one PDF file: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on contributions and plans on research, teaching, and diversity and inclusion, three relevant publications, and names and addresses of four references; to job. Inquiries should be addressed to

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088